The cherries are in!  Will you be home canning cherries this year?  If so, what do you plan to make?  With so many choices, you’ll find the effort so much more rewarding if you just take a bit of time upfront to think through the options.

Here’s some things you could make with your cherries this year —

  • Cherry Almond Jam
  • Cherries for baking / Pie filling
  • Canned cherries
  • Plain cherry jam
  • Cherries mixed with other fruits
  • Cherry sauce for Danish or ice cream
  • Cherry vanilla preserves
  • Cherries for yogurt

For me, this was my first time canning cherries. Since I love cherry yogurt so much, but don’t want all the added sugar and corn syrup that comes with commercially prepared varieties, I decided to make my own cherries for adding to plain yogurt I’ve already tasted it and it’s great!

Want to make your own homemade yogurt to go with your cherries?  See CS-029, Make Your Own Yogurt at Home to learn more.

I spent the 4th of July in Norway.  It’s such a beautiful country I call it the Land of Once Upon a Time.  While there I also learned of some interesting canning and food traditions I share in today’s show.

As a reminder, this podcast relies heavily on information and expertise provided by the USDA (link is external), the National Center for Food Preservation (link is external), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (link is external) and the Ball Blue Book of Preserving.

Blue Book Guide to Preserving  (Amazon affilate link)

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